Belmond Miraflores Park
What We Love
- The location: The Belmond is high atop dramatic cliffs in Lima’s upscale Miraflores district
- The bath butler, available in City View Deluxe Junior Suites, hand-selects soaps, oils, bath salts and scented candles to create a relaxing evening in
- Club Rooms come with Club Lounge access, which includes free continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
What To Know
- The hotel wrapped up extensive renovations in April 2014
- While beautiful and safe, the Miraflores neighborhood is a bit sedate if you’re looking for a party scene
- The hotel is about 35 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the sights of the city’s historical center
- Guests are charged an 18 percent IVA tax by the property upon check-in, but non-Peruvians are exempt. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Belmond Miraflores Park showcases Lima’s grander, more sophisticated side. Whereas many of the city’s other luxury hotels have garish casinos, the Miraflores Park has the Belmond hallmark of understated elegance, in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The hotel also sets the bar high when it comes to service. Upon check-in, expect to be greeted with a cool towel, fruit-infused water and the sweet scent of the lavish tropical flowers adorning the marble lobby. Come evening, be sure to watch the sun set over the green paths of the Malecón de la Reserva, and the crashing waves of the Pacific below.
Bed and Bath
The 81 spacious guestrooms — the smallest is nearly 500 square feet — are arranged like suites, with elegant sitting areas that offer floor-to-ceiling views (mostly of the Pacific Ocean or the lush gardens). There’s a lived-in elegance to the decor, with carved hardwood furniture softened by sky-blue sofas and buttercup curtains. The enormous bathrooms have large marble soaking tubs, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and granite vanities stocked with luxe Molton Brown products.
Aside from the sweeping views, one of the hotel’s most welcome perks is the food, from the lavish breakfast spreads served with a panoramic ocean vista at the rooftop Observatory restaurant to the top-shelf pisco sours in the avant garde Belo Bar. The innovative international fare served on the leafy garden terrace of the hotel’s stylish Tragaluz restaurant is also not to be missed. The luxurious Zest Spa is open until 10 p.m. most nights, with treatments incorporating indigenous products from Peru and the Amazon.
In the Area
Lima’s hottest restaurant, Central, is just down the block. You also can’t leave Lima without eating at one of Peruvian superstar chef Gaston Acurio’s restaurants; La Mar is his homage to ceviche. The historic district is just across town (about a 20-minute drive from the Belmond); housed in a sprawling 18th-century mansion with lush gardens, the Larco Museum’s collection spans nearly 3,000 years of Peruvian history and includes a titillating erotic art exhibit. In the very heart of town you’ll find the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, plus the ghoulish catacombs beneath the Convento de San Francisco, with its Harry Potter-esque library. In Barranco, just a 10-minute ride from the hotel, students, artists and well-heeled professionals come to meet up and kick back with a cocktail at Picas, near the famous 19th-century Bridge of Sighs; then hit Ayahuasca, a sprawling multilevel lounge that offers ultrastrong cocktails and alternative pop rock.
How to Get There
We stayed our last night in Peru in this hotel and we really enjoyed the experience. We arrived in the early afternoon at the end of October and found a delicious chocolate cake in the room to celebrate my birthday which had been one or two days earlier.
The hotel is a five minute walk Larcomar shopping centre which has a vast selection of high end shops, cafes and restaurants. It overlooks the ocean which actually is not as good as it sounds since there is almost nobody on the beach below.
The staff were charming and very helpful in dealing with our queries. The breakfasts offered a good choice of foods and the WiFi was excellent. We found the swimming pool to be a bit exposed and not very inviting.
However overall the Belmond Miraflores was probably the best hotel we stayed at in the whole of Peru.
To me this is the best hotel in Lima. They treat you so well. I love Marriott but this is better. The front desk and concierge staff are always trying to please.
They recognized our birthdays without us telling them and sent cakes and cards.
We loved the pisco sour demonstration. Everyone is treated as a VIP.
Rooftop Infiniti pool is heated with spa next door.
Walking distance to beautiful Larcomar mall.
Special hotel in expensive Miraflores district. Wonderful views. Peaceful bar. Rooms are updated/traditional/modern. Restaurant has amazing modern Peruvian art. Outdoor dining pro lay doesn’t work in rainy season. Nor does small swimming pool. Can’t wait to return????